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Zelda3 Parallel Remodel

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Description:

Parallel Remodel is a remodeled version of the famous Zelda3 hack Parallel Worlds, that we all know as an extremely difficult game. Parallel Worlds is altogether a great technological marvel, with new gfx, various asm patches, completely new overworld and dungeons etc. It has the potential of being even better than Alttp, but the gameplay is somewhat too radical. The backtracking was (in not so rare occasions) escalated to the extreme, the same goes for the health of some enemies. Some intellectual problems in the dark world dungeons are algorithm marvels: sure this is a good thing for math (Euclid really fits his nickname), but this is not a good thing for the player, who can easily give up.

Thus the idea of a remodel was born and was approved by SePH. Parallel Remodel therefore brings the difficulty to normal: backtracking was reduced almost to zero, algorithm problems were replaced, various semi bosses were reduced, special stunts like bomb jumping etc were removed, dark rooms are now lit etc.

Parallel Remodel is a game that’s fair to the player and doesn’t want to force any super tricks, stunts or logic to finish the game, while still having a decent difficulty. It makes Parallel Worlds enjoyable. You don’t have to use save states or cheats to finish the game. You don’t have to be a veteran or a super player either. You will not be frustrated while playing.

Parallel Remodel recreates Parallel Worlds according to the 6 years of revisions from players all over the globe. It is suitable for beginners and veterans, for those who have failed at Parallel Worlds and for those who have finished it, since this game is a lot more than just a plain reduction of sprites.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda, The - A link to the past [U] [!]
  • CRC32: 777AAC2F
  • MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
  • SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
EuclidOriginal HackingInitial supervisor, initial dungeon design, ASM
SePHOriginal HackingOverworld design, GFX editing
PuzzleDudeHackingRemodel supervisor, beta testing

User Review Information

Good but glitchy

Reviewed By: Ace of Spades on 24 Dec 2019

This is my personal favorite hack of LTTP and probably the best one out there. As with the original (which I did not get very far in because of all the backtracking, see my review on the page), a lot of work was clearly put into this and I am more than impressed with it.

Unfortunately, this hack has a noticeable amount of glitched graphics, which I did not see much of in the original. I noticed the opening scene is slightly glitched and some of the enemies are as well. There have even been times where I have wondered if the enemies are supposed to be retextured like that or if these are more glitches.

I fully understand how it may be difficult to avoid these glitches. I mean, personally, I have never experimented with any LTTP hacking tool nor even attempted to mod any game at all. I just feel that these glitches should be looked into and have an attempt to be fixed. Despite all this, this is still a beautiful hack and I will likely be finishing this one, unlike the last one where I don’t think I bothered to go past the guardhouse. As I mentioned in my review on the original Parallel Worlds hack, I wish you, the developers, the best of luck in your future works!

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Good but glitchyAce of Spades24 Dec 20191.1Yes
Beautiful, It seems made by Nintendo professionals!edwinmusic13 Nov 20191.3Yes
Game brokenLonk1211 Jul 20191.3No
Not perfect but goodIscariath31 May 20181.1Yes
The Most Controversial Zelda HacksBlueAuraEX18 Aug 20161.1Yes
Gorgeous but incredibly frustratingSenseiKiwi05 May 20161.1Yes
Totally New Zelda game!wildcompassion13 Apr 20161.1Yes
Parallel dumbed-downViolentForce27 Dec 20151.1No
Well DoneMrEng1neer27 Dec 20141.1Yes
Nice hack with great overworld but bland dungeon designOk Impala!21 Oct 2012N/AYes
Better, but still too hardMidna23 Aug 2012N/ANo
A Much Easier ExperienceKlaviaturist31 Jul 2012N/AYes